AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core CPU Review



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Introduction


AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core CPU Review

Ryzen 3 1300X

If you’ve just checked out our review of the latest AMD Ryzen 3 1200, then you’re likely eager to see what the slightly more expensive AMD Ryzen 1300X has to offer! This chip is priced at the bargain price of just £124.99, making it one of the most cost effective quad-core CPUs on the market today. For the gamer or home computer builder on a tighter budget, it’s certainly appealing, but how does it stack up in terms of performance?

Ryzen 5 certainly impressed with their fantastic gaming performance earlier this year. Of course, we can’t forget the Ryzen 7 series which delivered incredible 8-core multitasking performance and robust 4K gaming experiences. Obviously, the R3 series isn’t going to be as powerful as its big brothers. However, quad-core is still perfectly capable of day-to-day tasks and gaming, so we’re hopeful they’ll put up a strong fight, regardless of their affordable nature.

Specifications

  • Quad-Core
  • AM4 Socket
  • 3.5 GHz Base Clock
  • 3.7 GHz Boost Clock
  • Overclocking on B350/X370 motherboards
  • £124.99 MSRP

Read Me – The Big 2017 Re-Test!

Now, some very interesting things are going on here at eTeknix right now. I’m currently re-testing all Ryzen chips, and even the new Intel chips we reviewed earlier this month. The test bench has a GTX 1080 Ti on it now, not the 980 Ti we had been using. Some software is gone, but we’ve added new tests like PCMark 10, more games, and we now test both 1080P and 4K performance. We also test pretty much everything at stock, then overclocked, to give a complete picture of what a consumer can expect from their new processors. Unfortunately, the Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 5 chips are still being tested, and will not be included in this review.

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Graphics settings, BIOS version, Windows updates, DDR4 memory kits, graphics card, and more are all different. I must stress that the results in this review are in no way comparable to our previous reviews. We’ll add a link below to the re-tests once we have the full suite of reviews live!

Check out our reviews of previous Ryzen chips! The Ryzen R7 1800X1700X and 1700. Then we’ve got the Ryzen R5 series 1600X1500X1600, and 1400. Now let’s test the Ryzen R3!


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  • JCBeastie

    Looks like the perfect chip for a midrange gaming machine; currently running a G3258 and haven’t felt any need to upgrade (web browsing, watching movies and games not very taxing) it’s running 4.5GHz on air quite happily! Do sometimes wonder if more cores would help, do get some pauses when multitasking or there’s a bunch of browser tabs open. Very happy to see AMD back in the CPU market, been no fan of their graphics hardware.

    • Peter Donnell

      I run G3258 in my mini-ITX spare work rig and my girlfriends main PC. It’s amazing. Only problem is with games like Borderlands 2, it gets a little stuttery with higher graphics settings regardless of the GPU used, and worse now she has a 1440p display. The cores do help, but for the most part, it’s a real champ for day-to-day stuff. The 1200 and 1300X are in my opinion the AMD G3258. It’s almost twice the price, but it’s twice the cores too, so seems fair.